Sunday, October 17, 2021

Queen Wuraola Ogunwusi Launches Advocacy Campaign To Stop Violence Against Women

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Wife to Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola Zynab Ogunwusi has launched her advocacy campaign to stop violence against women. According to her “It is our God given right, not just to show empathy towards victims but to set forth action to help them find their voice. Silencing the abused is also a form of abuse. Men also have a crucial role to play in speaking out against violence. This awareness also includes demanding a change of the cultural and social stigmas that perpetuate the problem. Together, we can help those who need us.” Celebrities such as Tonto Dikeh and Mercy Aigbe are also putting in their voice alongside the Emir of Kano, to create awareness for the campaign.

The official press release outlines the statistics behind the initiative “#1in3Africa Campaign is a call to action to spread awareness to end domestic violence and sexual abuse against women across the continent. 1 in 3 Women have been beaten or experienced sexual violence. The United Nations estimates that 70% of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Around 120 Million girls worldwide have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives and by far the most common perpetrators of sexual violence against girls are current or former husbands, partners or boyfriends. 1 in 3 women will die as a result of that violence.”
The #1in3Africa Walk is slated to take place on Friday June 30, 2017  at 10AM. The start off point is Awolowo Road by Falomo Roundabout. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, #1in3Africa therapists can be reached via 08157131313, 08158131313.
Credit: Olori Wuraola 

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